Dancing to help find a donor for Milngavie youngster with rare disease

Bearsden dance teacher Jaimie Macrae has raised over £3000 for blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan by hosting a live commercial dance class on Instagram.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 2:20 pm
Arlo McArthur suffers from Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome and needs a stem cell transplant
Arlo McArthur suffers from Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome and needs a stem cell transplant

Jaimie decided to hold the event to help Arlo McArthur from Milngavie, the three-year-old little brother of two of her dance students.

Arlo has Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome which affects just four in one million, and needs a stem cell transplant to survive.

Anthony Nolan has a register of stem cell donors, but sadly no match for Arlo. The money raised will help upload all the new donors to the register, which costs £40 per donor.

Jaimie was aiming to raise £2,500, but thanks to 200 supports she received £3,169.

Jaimie said: “Every pound raised brings a donor match closer to Arlo.”